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Heat 2
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
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The Heat 2 was developed to target the high-performance resin market. > The ball features Track’s “Modified 4-Piece Design,” with Power Rev > technology and Track’s new “Pegaxis Pro” high-performance resin cover stock. > The Heat 2, with a hook rating of 16 is clean through the fronts and has a > smooth but aggressive shape on the backend. The specifications are: > > Ball construction: Modified Four-Piece Design; Recommended lane condition: Heavy Oil Dull Finish), >                      Medium to Heavy Oil (Sheen > Finish), >               Light to Medium Oil > (Polished Finish); Backend rating: 6 (On Track’s Scale of 1-10); Hook rating: 16 (On Track’s Ball Reaction Scale > of 1-20); Flare potential: Medium/High; Core design: Power Rev Technology; Radius of gyration: 2.48; Differential: 0.047; Cover stock: “Pegaxis Pro”; Color: Midnight Navy Blue w/Peach > logo fill; Finish: Polished; Pin placement: 0-5”; Hardness: 76-78; Available weights:                      14-16 lbs. > “Power Rev Technology,” 12-13 lbs. High-Performance Core 2 Technology.

 

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Re: Heat 2
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2001, 07:30:31 PM »
Track came out with another ball that is great to throw. I got my at nationals and drill it copuple days later with the cg kick out the pin above the out above the finger which make it hooks alot for me in the backend. When it hits the pin deck it moves pin like they were tooth picks.

By the way this Heat 2 does move little bit than the old Heat so if you like the old Heat than you would like this one

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Re: Heat 2
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2001, 10:33:47 AM »
Me: Lefty, 18mph ball speed, forward roll and low to medium revs

Heat 2 drilled label, 5/8oz thumb weight and 1/2oz + side weight, 4" pin above ring finger, CG below grip mid line, swung out.

This ball performs admirably on my home centre's league condition which is second oiling double to 35, single to 38 buff to 40 with approx 40 units out to abt 10 on the edge with some carrydown.  The thumb weight was necessary due to my ball speed (read in the last 10 feet of the lane) and is a combination with which I have had much success in the past.

The Heat 2 keeps the pins lower than any other ball I have used in the past with more love tap 7's and tripped 6's than I can previously remember.  It cuts thru' the carry down and accelerates to the hole very hard, but also reads the heavier oil in the centre of the lane and plays the hold area very well.  The pins stay very low, especially when forward rolled, but it takes side roll very well also.  This is a very versatile ball and would be a very good heavy oiler sanded, especially in this drilling, however I am keeping this polished as it is so good on the league condition.

I am a member of Team Track 2001 (International) and am available to assist with any enquiries re Track equipment.   Don't hesitate to e-mail me and I will endeavour to assist in any way I can


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Re: Heat 2
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2001, 05:10:17 PM »
Hello people!

I got my heat2s about three weeks ago. Drilled one 5x5, and one 4x4. The 5x5 really skids long and you get a big snap on the backends. The other one rolls up a lot sooner and gives a more predictable reaction. I have used these balls on a variety of lane conditions, and all I can say is that this ball needs some dry backends. Haven't tried playing with the surface yet though. Overall, this ball is what track advertised, a worthy successor to the famed heat, a good medium condition ball. Gets through the heads cleanly not like the proactive stuff, and gives you the nice midlane and backend reaction that a reactive does. A 10 for me!

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Re: Heat 2
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2001, 04:12:02 PM »
See profile for personal data

I drilled this ball 4 1/2 X 31/2
Pin to the left and up from ring finger.
Cg kicked out a little about center.
9" weight hole wide and shallow

It is not the biggest hooker on oil but on
drier boards it rips back to the pocket.
Hit the pins really hard , and kept them low.

Only thing I didnt like was the squirty tendencies
that it had on med-oily.

I used it 2 sets 658 and 662. sold it to a RH
stacked drilled it for him and had pretty much the same opinion
as me. It seemed to hit almost too hard at times .(odd leaves)


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Re: Heat 2
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2001, 01:44:25 PM »
The Heat2 by Track is the best ball for an inside line that needs good
backend. I drilled mine 90 Degree 3 3/8 leverage and I get good length
with exceptional backend. One of the hardest hitting balls on the market.

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Re: Heat 2
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2001, 07:54:41 PM »
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Re: Heat 2
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2001, 07:59:51 PM »
I just recently redrilled this ball form 90' leverage to 4 x 4 1/2. I really like how the ball rolls. It has good length and a pretty good pop on the backend. I haven't tested it on a real condition yet. I have the ball polished, with some diamond gloss. This ball could be good for a fresh house shot, but not recommended. More for when they break down and you need just a little more length. This ball would definitely be recommended for a cranker! This is one of the better balls that I have purchased from track.

Good Luck and Good bowling,
Michael

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Re: Heat 2
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2001, 04:03:20 PM »
It's always dangerous to post a review on a ball after only a couple of games on one condition, but I liked this ball so much I can't resist.  For the record I am a medium to slightly above average speed stroker with good revs by stroker standards. ( not to be confused with a low end power player ).  I was looking for something to be real aggressive by reactive standards, but store energy a little better than the strong particle stuff. I chose the Heat 2 based on a great recommendation by my old doubles partner who really liked the ball on the senior tour this summer.  The pattern was 3 3/8 x 2 1/2 with a small balance hole on the axis.  This ball only had 1 oz of top to start so I didn't need a big hole. I left it in shiny box condition except for a very light scuff with a scotch bright.  I wanted something that would rev up in the heads and make a strong coninuous move, on longer oil or carrydown.  This ball fills the bill very well.  The tip reminds me a lot of my Rock with a 4 x 3 drilling.  However where the rock starts to burn even on longer oil, the Heat 2 just keeps on moving.  At the other end of the scale the Heat 2 compliments my Trauma very well, by starting sooner in slick heads.  In summary a great ball and a good drill pattern for staying inside of the oil lane and still retaining hitting power.

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Re: Heat 2
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2001, 04:30:45 PM »
This ball, according to TRACK, is supposed to be one of the skiddingest, flippingest balls on the lanes.  Well, I found this ball to do neither of those things particularly well, but still manage to get a good reaction.

Got this one to fill a spot in the tournament arsenal, for when the backends are dry and/or when I have to play deep inside.  I had one of these before drilled 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 leverage, and had WAY too much ball, so I decided to tame this one down a bit.  

Out-of-box specs on this ball- 15lb. 3 oz., pin out 2"+, 3 oz. top weight.

I punched this one up with a 5 3/8 x 5 3/8 pattern-pin above bridge and CG in the middle of the grip.  According to the included drill sheet, "..best legnth and strong backend reaction."

I first threw it after the kids bowled on Saturday morning, and it was great-everything I wanted.  It wasn't as sharp on the backend, but still strong.  Clean thru the fronts, bump the dry, and shred the rack.  But....

I then broke it out for league on Sunday morning.  On the fresh condition, it just wouldn't roll hard enough to kick a 10 pin.  Still a good, hard arc, but not enough to punch through the rack.  At Sunday evening league though, it was the ball to go to.  On a shot typical 9-to-9 house shot that had two shifts on it already, the Heat was long and strong on the end of the lane-good for a 259-224-255 = 738.  

All in all, good for what I drilled it for (deep line/dry), bad for the everyday league shot.  Have to have a clean dry spot to bump it off of.  I give it a 7 out of 10.  I really expected better from TRACK on this one, but I'm sure I'll give them another chance sometime .

Tear 'em up y'all!
J. J. Mastny
Mens Head Coach
University of Nebraska Omaha Bowling
STORM/ROTOGRIP COLLEGIATE PROGRAM 2008-2009

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Re: Heat 2
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2001, 10:42:38 PM »
I drilled this ball exactly to Tracks specifications.  It came with a 3 inch pin and about 2 1/2 ounces of top weight.  I drilled the ball 90 degree leverage.  Basically pin above and between the fingers.  The cg is in the palm of my hand.  I bowl at a house that has crisp backends with heavier middles and super dry outsides.  This ball slid through the middle and made a strong, but smooth transition from the oil.  I pulled it and the ball held a few times.  I let it out and the ball just came back and sat nicely.  I do have to say one thing, the pins look like little birds when the ball hits 'em.

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Re: Heat 2
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2001, 11:35:37 PM »

I absolutly love my Heat 2.  I threw my first 700 with it the first week i had.  And its versatile works great dull or polished.

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Re: Heat 2
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2002, 09:02:25 PM »
I reviewed this ball once before, but the bridge broke out of it, so that gave me a good reason to plug it and do it again.

Before, this ball was drilled 5 3/8 x 5 3/8 - set up for dry.  This time around I used a 3 1/8 by 4 1/4 pattern (pin 1"+ right of my ring finger, cg swung back under my palm, mass bias just in my track) - hoping for a bit stronger ball.  I think I did good.

I used it on a typical house shot - oily 7 to 7 with drier outsides and semi-clean backends.  I started in my usual spot, sliding on 23, pitching over 18 out to 6.  The ball didn't jump, but hit the dry and RAN back to the pocket-a VERY much superior ball to what it was before.  I like it because I can jump on it, and it will recover very strong.  The first set I shot with it, I didn't check ONE 10 pin.  Not one.  221-234-251=706 first time out.  And, my first 700 in this particular house all year.  With a performance like that, it may become my 'A' ball!

Very much superior to the previous drilling.  9 out of 10 for TRACK on this one for hook and hit, loses the point because it loses all hitting power with too much carrydown.  

This ball tempts me to drill the Avenger we've had sitting in the shop for months
J. J. Mastny
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University of Nebraska Omaha Bowling
STORM/ROTOGRIP COLLEGIATE PROGRAM 2008-2009

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Re: Heat 2
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2002, 05:49:23 AM »

I have been using this ball for nearly a year now and have drilled several for my clients.  I believe this is probably one of the best balls on the market today.  It provides plenty of hit power and amazing control ability.  The Pegaxis Pro coverstock allows you to play a line longer as the lanes dry.  I drilled mine with a variation of Track's number 5 drilling and it makes up the foundation of my bag.  I keep mine polished to factory finish and have been very impressed by the durability of the coverstock.  This ball is a solid 10 in my book.

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Re: Heat 2
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2002, 07:29:05 PM »
Hello again, Just a few months ago some one gave me another heat 2 and just had to try it out. I drilled it 6x4 and put the pin below my center of grip. Polished this ball up very well. And it rolls great! It is not the strongest ball in my arsenal by far, but it is a great ball when you need to bump the dry or get a little more length with a smoother arc. This is one of the best balls I have ever had from track! This would not be the ball for the sport shot. It would squirt way too easily. But great for a broken down house shot or a drier house shot. This ball would be recommended for just about anyone.

Good Luck and Good Bowling,
Michael